Michael James Scott is a Broadway actor and singer best known for his roles in musicals such as Aladdin, Something Rotten!, and Elf. He is known for his powerful voice, his comedic timing, and his versatility.
Scott was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1981. He began performing in community theater as a teenager, and went on to study at the Conservatory of Theatre Arts program at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. While in college, he was the standby for Ben Vereen on the international tour of Fosse from 2003 to 2004.
In 2005, Scott made his Broadway debut in the musical All Shook Up. He appeared off-Broadway opposite Donna McKechnie in Here's to the Public. In 2006, after a short stint in Disney's Tarzan on Broadway, he reprised his Mamma Mia! role.
In 2008, Scott originated the role of The Minstrel in the Broadway musical Something Rotten!. His performance was critically acclaimed, and he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
In 2011, Scott originated the role of Aladdin in the Broadway musical Aladdin. His performance was once again critically acclaimed, and he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
Scott has also appeared in a number of other Broadway musicals, including Hair, The Pirate Queen, and The Boys From Syracuse. He has also appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Black Monday, The Carrie Diaries, and Independent Woman.